Algerian Food – Egg Dish

Algerian Food - Egg Dish

Egg Dish

The Algerian Egg Dish, a simple yet flavorful creation, embodies the essence of Algerian home cooking. Rooted in the cultural traditions of North Africa, this dish reflects the resourcefulness of Algerian cuisine.
Eggs, a versatile and widely available ingredient, take center stage in this dish that is often prepared for breakfast or as a quick and comforting meal. The Algerian Egg Dish showcases the intersection of Berber, Arab, and French influences on the country's culinary heritage.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Algerian
Servings 6 People
Calories 250 kcal


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Crusty bread for serving


  • Preparing the Base
  • Sauté Onion and Tomatoes:
  • In a pan, heat olive oil and sauté chopped onions until translucent.
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook until softened.
  • Add Spices:
  • Incorporate ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir well to combine the flavors.
  • Cooking Steps
  • Create Pockets for Eggs:
  • Make small wells in the tomato and onion mixture to hold the eggs.
  • Crack Eggs into Wells:
  • Gently crack the eggs into the wells, taking care not to break the yolks.
  • Cover and Cook:
  • Cover the pan and let the eggs cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny.
  • Garnish and Serve:
  • Sprinkle fresh parsley over the eggs for added flavor and visual appeal.
  • Serve the Algerian Egg Dish hot with crusty bread on the side.
Keyword Algerian Cuisine, Algerian Food, Algerian Recipes, Egg Dish

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